Carolina Small Business offers services that go far beyond your loan—a variety of specialized programs and services to help small businesses thrive in their communities. Our goal is to help grow sustainable businesses that will make a significant economic impact in our communities. From brainstorming a business idea to applying for a loan, we are there every step of the way to help you and your business succeed.
What We Offer
- Educational Opportunities
- Build your business skills and your network by participating in educational seminars, webinars and training events that we host across the state, in partnership with universities, colleges, Small Business Center and other organizations. Carolina Small Business can also help you to secure scholarship support to participate in these empowering experiences that will help you and your business to grow.
If you’re not sure which of these options is right for you, or if you have any questions, you may contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
How You Can Participate
Apply for a Loan
Businesses applying for a loan from Carolina Small Business will be required to complete a business needs assessment. This assessment will be used to develop a customized Action Plan, based on your business needs.Apply Now
If you would like to request one-on-one technical assistance, you can complete our Request for Counseling form. Our business services staff will contact you within two business days.Complete Form
Our seminars and trainings cover a wide range of topics, including financial management, access to capital, marketing, and much more. Take a look at our events to find out what is coming up in your area.View Calendar
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Accelerate 60 Durham
Are you an existing business seeking financing? Carolina Small Business Development Fund and the Durham Small Business Advisory Committee offers an accelerated program for small business owners seeking financing. This unique program greatly improves the probability of accessing capital. Participants will develop a comprehensive loan package, get a chance to practice pitching to lenders and then when they are ready, meet privately with a variety of lenders.More about Accelerate 60 Durham